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Musical first opened at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1986
British-Jamaican theatre maker will now lead musical, due to open in the West End next spring
Show has been accused of whitewashing history of US founding fathers
Mendes had previously criticised streaming services for not giving 'a fraction of their Covid-19 windfall' to the industry
Actor died on Sunday after a 95-day battle with coronavirus
Scottish Labour has called on government to provide 'creative arts recovery package' to help industry
New York's commercial theatre scene shut in March
Industry experts warned this week that the UK is on the brink of 'cultural collapse'
'We've got to have something to come back to'
Actor has called on government to intervene to save industry
Pair first appeared in Duncan Macmillan's 'Lungs' in 2019
Stage actor has been in intensive care since the end of March
Cordero awoke from his coronavirus-induced coma last week
Actor awoke from his coma last week
Broadway has shut down during the coronavirus pandemic
The film was originally scheduled for cinema release in 2021
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War
Shows are streaming every Thursday on National Theatre's YouTube channel
In our current climate, we need the escapism of musicals more than ever, writes Isobel Lewis. So why haven't television networks jumped on the bandwagon?
'The longer it is until we can say social distancing is gone, the longer it'll be for the theatre to come back'
'Talking Heads' was first broadcast in 1988 and 1998
The pair sang 'Ladies Who Lunch' from 'Company' with Audra McDonald
Broadway shut down on 12 March due to the coronavirus pandemic
London's West End was forced to close indefinitely on 16 March
Fans can buy the stage show on Soho Theatre On Demand and Amazon Prime Video